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News Comments > StarCraft II Going Free-to-Play
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 3, 2017, 15:55 Mordecai Walfish
 
Looking forward to trying out the single player and some co-op maybe, always wanted to give this one a try. Thanks Blizz!  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
5. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 3, 2017, 10:41 Mordecai Walfish
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 3, 2017, 10:09:
Twitter originally said it was due to human error,
ruling out the possibility that the dotus had anything to due with it.

Rogue twitter employee made America great again for 11 minutes, sigh.

dotus himself is a "human error"
 
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News Comments > Nioh: Complete Edition Has Incomplete Controls (No Mouse)
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 3, 2017, 10:40 Mordecai Walfish
 
Most completest edition ever  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 2, 2017, 23:10 Mordecai Walfish
 
Slick wrote on Nov 2, 2017, 21:27:
That's an insane deal for the Vive. Basically getting a 1070 and a $60 game for free.

Even enticing for someone like me, as I've been holding out for gen-2 headsets.. and my buddy wants me to build him a system so I could put the 1070 towards that and bill him retail cost for it, as I already have a 980ti and don't really have any need for the 1070. Tempting.
 
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News Comments > Descent Underground Next Year
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Nov 1, 2017, 16:23 Mordecai Walfish
 
KS wrote on Nov 1, 2017, 13:54:
I still have a Logitech Cyberman 2 with the puck for this game. It tilted for pitch and tilt, twisted for turning, and pulled up and down for z-axis translation.

It used the old-style game port connector though.

Had to look that one up. Looks interesting for sure. I think I'd rather use the ol' Spaceorb360 than that contraption though. The buttons on that look the same/as bad as the buttons on my MS Strategic Commander, which is awesome besides the terrible buttons. You should be able to use a gameport>>usb adapter, so long as drivers exist for your O/S. Thats what I do with the commander, with the help of awesome fan-made drivers
 
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Changes
18. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Changes Nov 1, 2017, 08:09 Mordecai Walfish
 
Meanwhile Nintendo is off on the sidelines watching these grindy dlc lootbox moneygrab fuckfests, releasing entire self-contained memorable experiences without the need to try and suck their playerbase dry starting on day 1 of the purchase of their new $60 "AAA" game.

At this point I think I'm gonna skip all this bullshit coming out and just buy a Switch with the new Zelda and Mario games. Probably Mario Kart too. I'm just finishing up my first playthrough of Fallout 1 (fucking awesome so far, but I can tell I'm near the end, if these gonzo weapons that shred people to bits that I'm using now are any indication) and might start Fallout 2 before the end of the year too. Maybe Fallout New Vegas after that, as I hear it's a more proper sequel than FO3. Currently watching a video about Interplay's history, to get a better feel as to why a company that released such great games ended up basically non-functional, as they are today.

I really couldn't give a fuck less about the games coming out with these same droning mechanics and fucking lootboxes at the moment. When we look back at this era in gaming that will be one of the least-missed things about any of these games, with many of them unable to be preserved because the servers handling this shit "loot distribution system" that is made to nickel and dime you every step of the way will be completely non-functional at some point. They will become truly disposable entertainment, which not even their developers and publishers thought of in any context besides pre-sales, micro-transactions and overall revenue. For so much beautiful art that is in some of these titles, it's sad to see that gameplay-wise, the art is truly lost in them.

I'm hoping there will be a nice holiday Switch bundle, because it's a purchase I doubt I would regret, unlike most AAA rubbish I'm seeing released now. Funny how just a matter of weeks ago I was very much anticipating the release of Destiny 2 on PC, and how quickly I came to my senses. I don't need a game to sell me on anything besides the merit of the experience included once I purchase it. Dangling carrots for a never-ending cash grab after I've already made the plunge for $50+ on a brand new title just comes across as a hollow-feeling experience any more. It's like forcing myself to eat yet another Igana-on-a-stick out here in the wasteland.. I know there's going to be some radiation along with that tasty snack, but it sure can taste good in the moment. (Not to mention it might actually be made out of people, if you buy them from Bob down at The Hub..)

/end rant
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization Nov 1, 2017, 00:04 Mordecai Walfish
 
Slick wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 15:32:
Damn, I've been waiting for 120hz phones for ages, too bad it will eat the battery too quick with today's tech. Still, bodes well for the future of VR-phone-helmet thingies once they get enough juice to run properly. VR on a 60hz display is pukesville.

My first thought was, "what the fuck would you ever need 120hz for on a phone?!"

You're right; VR definitely would be a good reason, especially with the founding visionaries of the platform like Carmack pointing to mobile as the future of VR in general.
 
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News Comments > EA Financials
7. Re: EA Financials Oct 31, 2017, 23:56 Mordecai Walfish
 
Jerykk wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 22:23:
BF1 sold 23 million copies? Or am I just misinterpreting that statement?

Sounds about right, including PC, PS4 and XB1 sales. Battlefield games are generally solid performers on any platforms they are released on.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
2. Re: Evening Consolidation Oct 31, 2017, 18:53 Mordecai Walfish
 
I wonder how many millions Microsoft is currently trying to throw at PUBG to get it as an Xbox One exclusive  
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News Comments > Spintires: MudRunner Rolls Out
5. Re: Spintires: MudRunner Rolls Out Oct 31, 2017, 17:25 Mordecai Walfish
 
There is something very enticing about bad-assing through muddy terrain and water with various vehicles in these games. I really want to pick this one up and give it a try. So many good driving games already on the backburner though.. but none like this.  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 30, 2017, 20:29 Mordecai Walfish
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 14:17:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 13:39:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 13:29:
Rhett wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 10:52:
That is hilarious if true (Denuvo). Denuvo's gonna put itself out of business...

What's the over/under on when it gets cracked? The last few Denuvo protected games have taken a day or so, but no crack so far.
Denuvo is still running even after it's cracked so cpu usage would not change.


Right, but often studios will release a Denuvo free version after it has been cracked.


UBIsoft hasnt done this with any of their previous denuvo-protected titles, AFAIK
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
15. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 30, 2017, 05:16 Mordecai Walfish
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 02:44:
Creston wrote on Oct 30, 2017, 00:39:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 29, 2017, 14:03:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 29, 2017, 12:19:
PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
the end is nigh for this flash in the pan game /s

I wonder if you combined all the Ass Creed versions, if PUBG would still be #1. Probably would.

Ha. AC has sold somewhere around 80 to 100 million copies in total (depending on which reports you happen to read). PUBG needs at LEAST another six months to get there.


Hmm, if that were the case, you wouldn't expect PUBG to be on top at all, given that it's been for sale for months.

I think the disconnect here is that one person is referring to the sales for the entire franchise and all of it's sequels, and the other just referring to the 3 separate versions of the same game (Origins) that comprise this steam top 10 listing.

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RedEye9 wrote on Oct 29, 2017, 18:17:
as for ACO it likes them cores, especially the iNtel flavored ones http://digiworthy.com/2017/10/29/assassins-creed-origins-cpu-benches/

Been talking about this subject for a while now, and how games are going to be looking for 8 threads more and more regularly now that the consoles are sporting that spec.

8 threads and 16gb of ram are what system builders should be aiming for now as a minimum, IMO.

 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
35. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 30, 2017, 05:13 Mordecai Walfish
 
Rigs wrote on Oct 29, 2017, 08:00:

For Divinity2, do I need to have played the first to understand the 2nd? I got like ten minutes into the first one and then woke up in a puddle of drool, so I'm hoping this one might be more...engaging?

=-Rigs-=

It's not required in the slightest, but there are some inside references you may not completely understand. It is a standalone game, just as you didn't have to read the Witcher books before playing the first game, but you would understand more about the world had you done so.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 29, 2017, 03:02 Mordecai Walfish
 
Rigs wrote on Oct 28, 2017, 18:05:
So, I'm like this > < close to pulling the trigger on Witcher3:GOTY. I have the original and Blood & Wine but still have yet to even get 15% into the game as it is, which is why I'm considering just going all in but I'm hesitating. I saved my lunch money (and chewed on my socks instead) and have exactly $50 to spend. I would like to get Destiny 2 but I can only find $57 as the lowest and I really don't want to blow my wad on one game. Even tho it's really tempting. Wolf2 is a consideration but I didn't finish the first, so no. I could get the STEAM version of GTA5 (I have the Rockstar Social version), that's only $30. I would consider Shadow of War but, again, I'm still working on the first (even tho I'm told it's everything the first is and lots more). Divinity 2 is yet another consideration with yet another stipulation being I haven't finished the first. Grrr! Then I was thinking maybe just getting three months of iRacing again, since my old account ran out. Or maybe even a legit version of PC2. I dunno, I can never decide these things!
=-Rigs-=

Go with Divinity 2 if you already own GTA V And Witcher 3, I don't know why you'd want to re-buy those. Destiny 2 is going to cost far more than the $57 you found it for, to get a complete game. From what I hear the base game is a pretty hollow shell that people have been losing interest in rather quickly.
 
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 27, 2017, 21:28 Mordecai Walfish
 
As the saying goes.. "A sucker and his money will soon be Apple'd"  
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 27, 2017, 20:30 Mordecai Walfish
 
ForgedReality wrote on Oct 27, 2017, 18:48:
Capella wrote on Oct 27, 2017, 17:18:
Hey Microsoft please bring back the Explorer Trackball!! If they ever do I am going to buy 10!!

Why not just buy the best trackball ever made?

https://www.amazon.com/M-XT3DRBK-Wireless-Trackball-6-Button-Tracking/dp/B016QCPNUW

Edit - Oh, and you'll also need a Logitech M570 so you can use its ball in the Elecom.

That actually looks really nice. I like how it has a middle mouse button and scroll wheel.

Looks like you can buy a mx570 compatible ball separate also, or get the real thing for double the cost of the other one. The top review on the genuine replacement was "I got it to replace the one in the Elecom mouse. The Elecom one wasn't accurate, this Logitech one made the Elecom work better."
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 27, 2017, 15:12 Mordecai Walfish
 
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 27, 2017, 15:05:
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 27, 2017, 13:29:
Verno wrote on Oct 27, 2017, 13:20:
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 27, 2017, 12:50:
derp
Haha oh man you will catch some shit over that one
Nah, That much ignorance is not even worth responding to.

Has nothing to do with ignorance. The only way to win the "War on Drugs" is to give people what they want. The sad truth is, that the "best" solution with opiates is to give them all they want, let them overdose. Quit wasting money on methadone clinics, narcan, emergency responders.

It's a draconian solution but once all the people are dead from using it, it no longer becomes a problem.
Redeye9 if you can come up with another one, I'm all ears.

If you really were to "give them what they want" and decriminalize all drugs, we would likely have much less of a problem with overdoses than we currently do. Since Portugal did this in 2001, they have had significant success in this regard.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 27, 2017, 14:36 Mordecai Walfish
 
Retired wrote on Oct 27, 2017, 13:12:
Gun of Icarus Online is free over the Humble

Thanks for the head's up on this! Been wanting to try this one for a long time but never pulled the trigger.



Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 27, 2017, 13:35:
Concerning NASs.. you really are better off buying 3 or 4 large USB drives and doing backups to them on a regular basis. NAS and RAIDs (with parity drives) are supposed to resolve the hard drive failure issue. But in reality, drives are so large now it makes rebuilds problematic. This is due to the math of a block failure while doing a rebuild with the huge number of blocks on modern drives.

I'm not saying it will always fail, but it will fail a lot more often than you would think. Regular backups to multiple media is far safer. Just be sure you have a boot cd with the backup software on it so you can restore after a catastrophic failure.

+1

FreeFileSync is an excellent and free program that I've used for years to handle all my backups.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Released; Menu Includes Countdown
12. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 27, 2017, 14:30 Mordecai Walfish
 
RedEye9 wrote on Oct 27, 2017, 11:10:
I just noticed this guys reviews. I like his presentation, voice and style. Not overtly spoilerish.
ACG Reviews, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Review "Buy, Wait for Sale, Rent, Never Touch?"

Angry Centaur Gaming is one of my favorite youtube games reviewers. No pretentious intros (no dubstep, no drawn out intro animations, no begging for likes and shameless self promotion before the video), and no filler and/or fluff. Quality stuff.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 27, 2017, 12:45 Mordecai Walfish
 
Delaying the release of the JFK files any further doesn't seem in the least bit suspicious.. obviously if people knew the internal info about what happened almost 60 years ago, heads would explode. They're just averting a public health crisis by delaying it further.  
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